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ALL STAR F-14 Panel

Posted by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on April 13, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Five former F-14 Test Pilots dramatically recount their experiences with the "Top Gun" aircraft at the recent Meet the Airplane event. Can you identify them all?…


Meet the Airplane - A-1 Triad

Posted by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on February 8, 2014 at 9:22pm 0 Comments

The authentic replica Curtis A-1 Triad aircraft, meticulously assembled from scratch by the Patuxent River Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) took center stage at the February 8, 2014 Meet the Airplane exert at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.

As always, the Meet the…


January Decompression Night

Posted by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on January 17, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The decompression Night at the Museum was held on January 16, 2014. It featured hors d’oeuvres, libations, music and a lot of great conversation among friends. The Museum Association expresses its deep appreciation to SAIC for sponsoring this very successful event. The event was well attended and many guests…


Meet the Airplane

Posted by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on October 27, 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

The F/A-18 Meet the Airplane event had something for everyone. Shown below, a young aviation enthusiast practices his carrier landing technique.…




The Mach Combat Simulators will be down for maintenance until further notice.



a community supported museum,

is open and available. The museum is adja

cent to the site where construction of the new Museum building has resumed.

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Phone: 301-863-1900


The museum celebrates the past, present and future of the Research, Development Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft.

We are open 10 AM until 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday -  Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. We will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Closed on Mondays, including Federal Holidays. Also closed on July 4, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Admission is free. Something for all age groups.

The Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your membership and any donations are fully tax deductible. Individual membership is only $50 and has benefits, including priority in our Mach Combat Flight Simulators.

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Spring Blooms: As the rains subside, the construction pace quickens. Representative of the infrastructure work at the site of the new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Tourism Center building, plumbing fixtures have popped out of the ground.

Flying Colors: This coloring contest is open to all children grades K‐12. Entries will be judged in three categories: a) Grades K through 3; b) Grades 4 through 7; and c) Grades 8 through 12. Download the Official Rules and registration Form.

Visit our recently refurbished gift shop for a treasure trove of unique military aviation items.

OUR NEW BUILDING ONCE AGAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION! On August 27, 2013, the St. Mary's Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to select Biscayne Construction Company to complete the work started on the new building for the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Tourism Center. The contract is now finalized and work will resume on the new building in December 2013.

Our Quarterly Newsletter


Winter 2013 (a .pdf File) <LATEST!>


Fall 2012 (a .pdf File)

Summer 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Spring 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Winter 2012 (a .pdf File)

Fall 2011 (a .pdf File)

Spring 2011 Newsletter (a .pdf File)

Winter 2010 Newsletter (a .pdf file)


It is the Association’s task to assist in the attainment of the Navy's Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s (PRNAM) mission and the presentation of its displays to further elevate the PRNAM’s prestige in keeping with Navy desires and plans. Included in the Association’s purpose is the raising of funds necessary for enhancing the attractiveness of the Museum for the community and the visiting public.


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